Inbreeding and Metapopulations

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Science  18 Jan 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5554, pp. 454-455
DOI: 10.1126/science.1068916

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Inbreeding depression, the reduction in fitness that results from inbreeding, is probably the oldest observation about population genetics. In their Perspective, Ives and Whitlock discuss new data ( Ebert et al.) that reveal the importance of inbreeding depression to a natural animal population.